Category Archives: Classic Shows

This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Maverick at Law” airs on Feb. 26, 1961

MAVERICK AT LAW Original Airdate: February 26, 1961 Synopsis. Two outlaws enlist a mousy bank teller in their plans to rob the Bank of Ten Sleep, but the job is bungled when bank owner Cyrus Babcock catches the robbers in … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Kathleen Nolan and Irene Yah-Ling star in “New Life, Old Dragons,” airing Feb. 25, 1977

NEW LIFE, OLD DRAGONS Original Air Date: February 25, 1977 Synopsis. Irene Yah-Ling stars as Pham Vam Mai, a Vietnamese refugee who wants Rockford to find her brother Vinh. Mai believes that Vinh was abducted by a trio of former … Continue reading

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Donzaleigh Abernathy, The Listening, plus 50 Years of The Point: Next on TVC

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with actress, author, and vocalist Donzaleigh Abernathy, plus we’ll replay our conversation with Laugh-In star JoAnne Worley, on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Feb. 26-28 at the following times and venues: … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Jackie Cooper, Pernell Roberts, Howard Hesseman, and Simon Oakland star in “The House on Willis Avenue,” Dennis Dugan’s first appearance as Richie Brockelman, airing Feb. 24, 1978

THE HOUSE ON WILLIS AVENUE (Two-hour episode) Original Air Date: February 24, 1978 Synopsis. Rockford and greenhorn investigator Richie Brockelman probe the suspicious circumstances surrounding the accidental death of their mentor, veteran P.I. Joe Tooley, who died in the middle … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “A Night at the Red Ox,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, aired on Feb. 23, 1982

A NIGHT AT THE RED OX Original Airdate: February 23, 1982 Synopsis. Bret, Tom, and M.L. are held hostage by a woman who believes Tom murdered her husband twenty years before.   The third of three attempts to resurrect Maverick in the … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 527.4 with guest Donzaleigh Abernathy is available for listening on demand

Donzaleigh Abernathy and Partners to History Original Airdates: Feb. 19-21, 2021 TVC 527.4: Ed welcomes actress and author Donzaleigh Abernathy, star of Any Day Now and the youngest daughter of the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy—the man who co-founded the Civil … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 527.1 with guest Mitchell Hadley is available for listening on demand

How Television Evolved During the Era of Classic TV Original Airdates: Feb. 19-21, 2021 TVC 527.1: Ed welcomes novelist, essayist, and TV historian Mitchell Hadley. Mitchell’s latest book, The Electronic Mirror: What Classic TV Tells US About Who We Were … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 527: The Flintstones on Blu-ray is available for listening on demand

The Flintstones on Blu-ray Original Airdates: Feb. 19-21, 2021 TVC 527.3: Greg Ehrbar reviews The Flintstones: The Complete Series (Blu-ray). Topics this segment include how The Flintstones was the first prime time animated series with an air of sophistication; the … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Julie Adams guest stars in “The Brasada Spur,” airing on Feb. 22, 1959

THE BRASADA SPUR Original Airdate: February 22, 1959 Synopsis. In King City, Bart wines and dines Belle Morgan, the powerful town boss, in order to get a seat in an exclusive poker game with millionaire railroad men. But when Belle … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: “The Four Pound Brick” airs on Feb. 21, 1975

THE FOUR POUND BRICK Original Air Date: February 21, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s friend Kate Banning always knew that her son David, a rookie police officer, took better care of his car than he did himself. She therefore becomes suspicious when … Continue reading

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